Amazon, known for its instant on-the-spot hiring events, seems to be the example for Whole Foods Market’s next round of hires.
The grocer — newly bought by the online giant — will hold a “National Hiring Day” at its U.S. stores Thursday with the goal of adding 6,000 “new team members,” according to the chain.
All the company’s stores in Washington and Oregon are participating, Erika Dimmler, public relations for Whole Foods Market Northern California and Pacific Northwest region, told The News Tribune.
That includes the store at 3515 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place.
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“We’re asking people to go to the (store) convenient to them,” Dimmler said. “These are interviews ongoing through the day. We’re always looking for passionate food-focused candidates.”
“We aim to fill over 200 positions in the Pacific Northwest,” she said.
At least 100 of those new hires are needed for the Seattle metro area.
The event will include full and part-time positions, both seasonal and permanent. Positions include cashiers, culinary experts and prepared foods specialists.
Candidates can visit the stores Thursday and be interviewed, with opportunities for on-the-spot job offers.
More information about the jobs and how to apply in-store or online can be found at joinwfm.com
Working for Whole Foods includes a 20 percent in-store discount, according to the retailer.